Incoming Postdoctoral Fellowships at UCLouvain, Belgium

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This funding aims to create favourable conditions for transnational mobility of highly qualified researchers through the award of postdoctoral fellowships. All scientific disciplines are eligible.

The program, which is targeted at incoming researchers, aims at reinforcing the international dimension of the host institution by supporting highly-qualified post-docs from abroad. The ultimate ambition is to build scientific and technological (S&T) collaborations and long-lasting networks between the respective research fields.

The fellowships are assigned to researchers with a PhD degree, proving their expertise and research capacity by a personal scientific record. Funding comprises a tax-exempt postdoctoral grant for 12-24 months that takes account of the researcher’s experience and includes third-party insurance costs, social security contributions, an operating budget and a travel allowance.


Applicants to a FSR Incoming post-doc Fellowship must:

  • Hold a doctoral degree (PhD), obtained after defense of a thesis, issued by an academic institution no later than May 1st, 2021.
  • Hold the academic degree referred to hereabove for a maximum of 5 years, which period shall expire no later than February 5th, 2021. The maximum period laid down in the above paragraph shall be increased by one year per childbirth and / or adoption following the award of the PhD academic degree.
  • Be in mobility condition, i.e. not having resided nor carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Belgium for more than 24 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the starting date of the project .

All nationalities are eligible. Applicants must also respond at the same time to the F.R.S.-FNRS Grants and Fellowship call.

The exchange must take place in the frame of the ongoing research activities taking place in a research unit of Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Brussels, Tournai, Mons, Charleroi and Namur): www.uclouvain.be; The program is based on a bottom-up approach as all research fields are eligible (Sciences and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Health Sciences).

More information here

Deadline: 1 October 2020.